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Crossing Borders: Medical Ideas in Late Medieval Non-Medical Areas (2015)


This paper explores Lhe influence of stbolasti medicine n non-medical areas, specifically, 0.0 theal gy and p litical theory fr m around 1270 to 1370, a key ceotury in the development of these di.sciplines as sciences. I 10 k int ways medicine helped define or reinforce th scientific character of such disciplines. to tackJing this problem, I applied computer techniques to a number of late medieval works, eventually focusing on Thomas Aquinas' ""FIlla The%giae la.TIne, questi 0 81,~tsilius of Padua's Defensor Pacis!.I, and Nicholas Oresme's Le UIII'e de Poliliqllu (I:Adsiote V.I ruscuss the impact of medical ideas and similes on those texts, following some initial remarks about the digital tools used in the research.

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Authors & Contributors
Friedman, Russell L.
Speer, Andreas
Emery, Kent, Jr.
Nauta, Lodi
Donati, Silvia
Dekker, Dirk-Jan
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Renaissance Quarterly
Science and Christian Belief
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Medicina Historica
Pontificia Università della Santa Croce
Cornell University Press
Brepols Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Natural philosophy
Science and religion
Medicine and politics
Ockham, William of
Burley, Walter
Buridan, Jean
Valla, Lorenzo
Kilvington, Richard
Time Periods
14th century
13th century
15th century
12th century
Great Britain
Tuscany (Italy)
Oxford University

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